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[GLSA-200611-13] message vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
message vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-13
( message vulnerability)


Avahi does not check that the netlink messages come from the kernel
instead of a user-space process.

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by crafting malicious
netlink messages and trick Avahi to react to fake network changes. This
could lead users to connect to untrusted services without knowing.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5461


Solution:
All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/avahi-0.6.15"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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